In the US Drivers who are obese are more likely to die from car accidents than drivers who have a normal body weight. This is because they can not wear a seat belt itself.
From analyzing accidents in America. With the number of passengers who died in an accident on the road almost 200,000 people found that Americans have a normal body weight, their seatbelts than 66 percent fat.
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Dr. Dietrich Jehle (vice chairman of emergency medicine at the University of New York) said, "The vehicle should be designed to be more convenient to wear seat belts. Even if passengers are not obese. "
"It's important for us to increase seat belt use among obese people. It is the best way to prevent accidents on the road. "
"US federal safety standards. Defined on the 1960 (which, at that time, Americans are overweight) is required to accommodate the car seat belt cover who weighs 215 pounds, but many of the manufacturers are often longer than standard. But obese people still feel uncomfortable with the belt anyway. "
Jehle also told that "Based on recent research found that people who are obese have died from car accidents than the general population, 56%, and the seat belt can reduce deaths from car crashes up to 45%."
To indicate that obesity is associated with an unrestrained Dr. Dietrich Jehle, having examined the statistics of accidents over the past years 2003 - 2009 and found that those who are overweight (a bmi of 40) to wear a seat belt than those who are obese. moderate 23%, wearing seat belts, slightly less than 39% obese.